Category Archives: “Bad Optics”

Police called vs Police make arrest

Police Called…

Police called over mock guillotine protest aimed at Premier Ford

The OPP has been asked to investigate after protesters brought what appeared to be a mock bloody guillotine to the front lawn of Queen’s Park.

Children, Community and Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod said the demonstrators went far beyond what’s acceptable political protest, calling their display disrespectful and cruel.

“That is not respectable dialogue; that is not peaceful protest,” MacLeod said Thursday.

vs Man Arrested…

Man arrested for uttering threats at event attended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

A man was arrested for uttering threats at a Mississauga fundraising event attended Wednesday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the RCMP said in a statement posted by Peel Region police.

… “As per the rules, when making a citizen arrest, when there are cops in the vicinity you have to notify them first. So, when he got out of his vehicle he went and notified the cops and what his intentions were, and immediately they arrested him. They said he was being charged with threatening the prime minister,” Long said.

I guess no one is allowed to grope the Groper? Had protesters shown up with a bloody guillotine and mock decapitated Trudeau rest assured it would be featured across Liberal Party media outlets ad nauseam and all conservatives and their family members, including pets living or deceased would be tarred as complicit, violent white supremacists. Prior to the Ford government’s announcement that they had notified the police I only saw coverage of the mock Ford decapitation in the Sun. I doubt that’s because other news outlets “missed it”.

Would a warning and request he keep his distance have been a more appropriate course of action for the “citizen’s arrest of Trudeau” subject? Maybe the police have their hands tied in such circumstances involving the PM’s security and are required to act with the full force of the law at the first hint of “trouble”. 

Personally I think the guillotine stunt is just protest theatre but as always the familiar double standard is evident. If Andrew Scheer can be denounced as a white supremacist enabler simply for breathing the air in the vicinity of parliament hill then surely all union members and the NDP and Liberal parties of Ontario must be bloodthirsty terrorist beheaders. That’s how it works right?


CBC News Top Source Used By Foreign Influence Campaigns On Twitter… Not surprised their stance aligns with Iran, Russia and Venezuela

Talk about burying the lede… Twitter trolls stoked debates about immigrants and pipelines in Canada, data show

The trolls appeared well-versed in Canadian debates about pipelines, quoting and retweeting prominent figures. The account of Greenpeace Canada climate and energy campaigner Mike Hudema, for instance, was the eighth-most retweeted by trolls. Hudema has been highly critical of Canadian pipeline projects and oilsands developments. The trolls retweeted him 53 times.

CBC News was the account that saw the most troll retweets.

The CBC is a foreign country. No doubt the CBC agenda was found to closely align with the interests of Iran, Venezuela & Russia.


Adidas pulls all-white Black History Month sneaker after social media backlash

Adidas is pulling a shoe it designed to commemorate Black History Month after customers and social media users expressed confusion and disappointment in the design. The running shoe is an all-white edition of their existing Ultraboost Uncaged collection. And while the website doesn’t specify what materials were used to make the shoe, one Twitter user said a store employee told her they were made of cotton.

h/t RM


The world’s most corrupt countries revealed: Somalia is named as the worst

Somalia is the most corrupt in the world, Denmark the least, while America’s falling score is a ‘red flag’, according to a global corruption watchdog.

Transparency International highlighted Hungary and the United States in their Corruption Perceptions Index for 2018, with America being knocked from the top 20 ‘cleanest’ list.

Trump’s America lost four points and dropped out of the top 20 least corrupt nations for the first time since 2011, while Hungary’s politics has taken on more autocratic overtones, according to the researchers.


Oh, This is VERY Problematic – Stormy Daniels’ Attorney Michael Avenatti Arrested for Felony Domestic Violence

Stormy Daniels’ Attorney Michael Avenatti

Michael Avenatti, who became famous for representing Stormy Daniels in her battle with President Trump, has been arrested for felony domestic violence … law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Our law enforcement sources say Avenatti was arrested Wednesday after a woman filed a felony DV report. We’re told her face was “swollen and bruised” with “red marks” on both cheeks.

Our sources say the alleged incident occurred Tuesday night, but there was another confrontation Wednesday between the two at an exclusive apartment building in the Century City area of L.A.

We’re told Wednesday afternoon the woman was on the sidewalk on her cellphone with sunglasses covering her eyes, sobbing and screaming on the phone, “I can’t believe you did this to me. I’m going to get a restraining order against you.”

We’re told security brought her inside the building, took her upstairs and Michael showed up 5 minutes later and ran into the building. He screamed repeatedly, “She hit me first.” We’re told he angrily added, “This is bulls***, this is f***ing bulls***.” We’re told he tried getting into the elevator but security denied him access.

Cops showed up and escorted Avenatti into a corner of the apartment lobby and spoke with him for 5 to 10 minutes and then took him into custody.

A law enforcement source says on Tuesday, Avenatti “kicked her out of the apartment” and that’s when the alleged domestic violence occurred. We’re told she went back to the apartment on Wednesday to retrieve her belongings and called police to stand by in case things got heated.

We’re told Avenatti is currently in custody.


FIREFIGHTER FIRED: Facebook post suggesting hunting of migrants leads to ouster

Earlier this week, Chris Bush posted this message on Facebook: “We should buy deer feeders fill them with pinto beans put them on the border and make a new hunting season. I wonder how many Texans will buy that hunting licenses and how many tags we would be allowed…”


Attempts to expose former Conservative MP Tony Clement’s online sexual activities go back to last summer, women say

Two women who claim to have had intimate relationships with Tony Clement — one online, one in person — say the ousted Conservative parliamentarian was aware of attempts to expose his allegedly inappropriate behaviour toward women as early as last spring or summer.


We posed as 100 Senators to run ads on Facebook. Facebook approved all of them.

One of Facebook’s major efforts to add transparency to political advertisements is a required “Paid for by” disclosure at the top of each ad supposedly telling users who is paying for political ads that show up in their news feeds.

But on the eve of the 2018 midterm elections, a VICE News investigation found the “Paid for by” feature is easily manipulated and appears to allow anyone to lie about who is paying for a political ad, or to pose as someone paying for the ad.


Sisters whose drowned bodies were found duct-taped together in Hudson River a DAY after they were ordered to return to Saudi Arabian as it’s revealed they ran away a year ago and begged police not to tell their parents where they were

Police have released the first photographs of Saudi Arabian sisters who were found drowned and duct taped together in the Hudson River last week in a plea for information about their mysterious lives and murky deaths.

I’ll take Honor Killing for $200, Alex.